Childsmile is a national programme designed to improve the oral health of children in Scotland and reduce inequalities both in dental health and access to dental services.
Child smile is funded by the Scottish Goverment and has four main areas of focus:
- Childsmile Core Programme – currently available across Scotland for every child
Childsmile Practice, Nursery and School will be rolled out across Scotland 2008-11. To find out what Childsmile has been up to in the year 2009-2010, please view the:
“As a result of our efforts, dental health in Scotland is improving, particularly in deprived communities. In the primary 7 age group dental health has never been better and on a Scotland level the target of 60% of this age group having no obvious decay has been met. This is a fantastic success story.”
Scottish Minister for Public Health and Sport, Shona Robison
For more information on caring for your children’s teeth and getting the best oral healthcare. Please click here